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Earl Conrad Swenson

KSAL StaffJanuary 9, 2018

Earl Conrad Swenson, 92, of Lindsborg, formerly of Salina, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at Bethany Home in Lindsborg. Earl Swenson was born in Lindsborg, Kansas on January 22, 1925, the son of John Conrad Swenson and Lillie (Ornquist) Swenson. He worked as a farmer all his life. Earl and Margaret Theodora Swenson were married at the Assaria Lutheran Church on February 16, 1947, where ...

Phyllis M. Ayers

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2018

Phyllis M. Ayers, 87, formerly of Salina, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Waverly, Kansas. Phyllis was born March 3, 1930 in Finney County, Kansas. Phyllis was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mamie (Kelsey) McVaugh, her husband, David D. “Jack” Ayers; a brother, Jack McVaugh and 2 sisters, Mary Jo McCormack and Gerri Frank. Survivors include ...

Mary Earl Heitschmidt

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2018

Mary Earl Heitschmidt, 90, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 12:57 a.m., Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 while in the company of family, at Harry Hynes Inpatient Unit St. Francis Hospital Wichita, Kansas. Mary was born in James, Texas on April 23, 1927, a daughter of Georgia Ora (Stokley) and Charlie Benjamin Morris. Mary attended and graduated from Longview High School, Longview, Texas. She...

Ronald E. Kraft

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2018

Ronald E. Kraft, 69, of Salina, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. In Salina, Kansas. He was born January 12, 1948 in Big Creek Township, Russell County, Kansas He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Donita (Barrett) Kraft; and his daughter Stacey Mermis. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Kraft; daughter Michele (Matt) Baalmann; brother, Lloyd Kraft; sisters Karen Blazon, Car...

Elsie Winter

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2018

Elsie Winter, 90, of Inman, Kansas, passed away at 9:56 a.m., Tuesday, January 2nd, 2017 while in the company of family members, at Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas. Elsie was born in Buhler, Kansas on August 2, 1927, a daughter of Kathryn (Epp) and Abe Martin Fehdrau. Elsie attended schools in Buhler and graduated from Buhler High School, Buhler, Kansas in 1946. She was a member of Grac...

H. Ann Tozier

KSAL StaffDecember 29, 2017

H. Ann Tozier, 90, of Hiawatha, Kansas formerly of Fairview, Kansas passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Ann was born on August 4, 1927 in Kahoka, Missouri to Theodore and F. Elizabeth (Wurth) Baughman. Her father Theodore passed away when she was young. Her mother, Elizabeth remarried William O. Wagner. Ann was united in marriage to David “Jim” Tozier on April 2, 1953 in Salina, Kan...

Calvin H. Johnson

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2017

Calvin H. Johnson, 88, of Salina, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017. He was born November 22, 1929 in Clay Center, Kansas. He worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol for 31 years and the Saline County Sheriff Department for 12 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Eulah Johnson; wife, Gwen Jolene Johnson. Survivors include daughter, Laura Underwood; sister Marilyn Le...

Robert J. Staab

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2017

Robert J. Staab, 91, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 in Tulsa. He was born to Alexius and Celestina Staab in Catherine, Kan., Oct. 26, 1926. Robert was a veteran and served in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. Robert met Beatrice Schenk in 1950 at Severin School, where his youngest siblings, Ruby and Dennis, attended. Robert and Bea were married June 17, 1952, at St. A...

Leslie Bernard “Les” Vince

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2017

Leslie Bernard “Les” Vince, 79, passed away on Dec. 23, 2017. He was born July 26, 1938 in Salina to Barney and Alvaretta (Waggle) Vince and graduated from Salina High School in 1956. He was a lifelong resident of Salina and a member of the 1st United Methodist Church where he was an active member of the Crusader’s Sunday School Class and served on various committees in the church. Les found...

Sherri Ann Hester Nelson

KSAL StaffDecember 22, 2017

Sherri Ann Hester Nelson, 70, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. Sherri was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on June 15, 1947, a daughter of the late Nona Mae (Johnson) McCormick and Eugene C. Gesell, Sr. She worked as a CNA. On March 1, 1995, Sheldon married Sherri in Salina, Kansas. Survivors include her husband, Sheldon Nelson, of the home; two daughters, Ann B...

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